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antou town is located in southwest of Hunan province, where bamboos grow in mountains. An ancien
上海千花坊t handmade papermaking skill has been inherited in Tantou since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), whic
h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South China. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha
ndmade paper from his father Li Zhijun with the papermaking techniques such as bamboo cutting, soaking, crushing, squeezing and drying. Li Qiugui wis 上海千花坊
hes that he and his father could promote their own workshop to a papermaking research institute known nationwide.
The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screa
ming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock bands that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed. 上海千花坊
However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a
reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.
上海千花坊With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songs a
nd techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.
For this feature story China Daily talked with a handful of Chinese bands and people who have experienced the golden days of Chi 上海千花坊女神会所
nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B
eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro
上海千花坊女神会所m Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiulian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.
For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.
The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bass 上海千花坊女神会所
ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so
ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.
the property m上海楼凤女神会所arket remained stable overall, with property sales measur
ed by floor area showing negative growth and sale prices registering slower growth.
Between January and May, sales in commercial residential buildings reached 560 million squ
are meters, down 1.6 percent year-on-year. Among them, sales in residential buildings, office buildings and
commercial buildings went down 0.7 percent, 12.2 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.
Land purchase area and land prices experienced big declines. During the first five months, the land a
reas purchased by property developers fell 33.2 percent from a year earlier, the biggest decline since 1998. Mea
nwhile, land prices fell 35.6 percent year-on-year, marking the biggest drop since the data was released in 2004.
Hot investment in residential buildings and sluggish investment in commercial properties still continued.
s out of ou上海品茶微信女神会所r expectations, and it was maintained because of countercyclical policies,” said Zhang Xiaojing, a senior economist with the CASS.
But the deleveraging process should continue, and more measures will be introduced to ease the debt burden, especially
for the private sector, said Lian Weiliang, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission.
One of the key measures is to further promote the debt-to-equity s
wap program, to inject more social funds into indebted companies through holding the co
mpanies’ shares, the NDRC official said. “We will choose more qualified private companies to join this program.”
By the end of April, the total value of debt-to-equity swap reached 2.3 trillion yuan ($332.8
billion). More than 20 percent was for the centra上海品茶微信女神会所l State-owned enterprises, inclu
ding China Baowu Steel Group Co Ltd, State Power Investment Co Ltd, and China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, acc
ording to data from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
promoting the application of e-buses, by supporting technology innovation, improving fiscal
and taxation policies, enhancing infrastructure construction, as well as reinforcing fund supervision.
“It is estimated that in the future, China’s e-bus market will transform to a more market-driven pattern, instead of policy-driv
en. The market will shift from an incremental market to a stock market, maintaining steady growth,” he said.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will attain price parity by the mid 2020s, as lithium battery pric
es have been falling. From 2010 to 2018, lithium battery prices dropped by over 85 percent, with an annual average decl
ine rate of 20 percent. And the decline, with the same rate, is estimated to continue for the next few years.
ted trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various d
omestic waste and 2.46 metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.
According to Nyima Tsering, the head of the region’s sport bureau,
the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.
“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, for training mountaineeri
ng talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mountaineering Association. “Teams from
the school have performed 29 high-altitude rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”
the percentage of adult smokers to 20 percent by 2030, we have a lot of work to do,” he said.
The biggest obstacle to tobacco control in China is the powerful toba
cco industry, which is one of the biggest tax contributors to the government, he said.
Despite an increasing number of cities having local regulations on tobacco control,
national legislation is still lacking, due to causes including influence from the industry, he said.
“Only a few big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen h
ave strict tobacco control regulations and law enforcement, but in most areas in China suc
h regulations are absent,” he said. “The prevalence of tobacco has caused serious health conseque
lear that if the US treats the Chinese negotiating team with respect and shows the willingness to talk wit
hout using outside pressure, there is a high possibility that there could be a productive trade deal.
“Otherwise, I think we might be facing a prolonged period of problems for both sides,” she said.
Regan, at the close of their 15-minute talk, said again, “No one wan
ts trade wars. But we have to think long hard about the right next steps.”
Liu, however, did counter an assertion by Regan that China’s government controls its entire economy.
“Everybody thinks that China’s economy is state-owned, state-controlled, every
thing is state, state, state. Let me tell you that is not the true picture,” Liu said. “We are a